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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Usurpator diffida
Di tutti sempre.
  A usurper always distrusts the whole world.
        Alfieri—Polinice. III. 2.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
        George Eliot—Middlemarch. Bk. V. Ch. XLIV.
When desperate ills demand a speedy cure,
Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.
        Samuel Johnson—Irene. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 87.
  A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity nor conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.
        Madame Necker.
Three things a wise man will not trust,
The wind, the sunshine of an April day,
And woman’s plighted faith.
        Southey—Madoc in Azthan. Pt. XXIII. L. 51.

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